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  • Ethical Success: How to Build Your Career as Your Legacy
  • Health-Care Trends for the Future
  • Embracing Power, One Woman at a Time
  • Management, Studio Mogul Style
  • How to Build Integrity into Your Company's DNA


Author | Corporate Social Responsibility | Ethics | Management | Healthcare


Kathleen Sharp is a bestselling author and award-winning journalist whose books have been translated to film. Her Amazon top seller, Blood Medicine: The Man Who Blew the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever (Dutton/Plume) is being developed as a feature film by New Regency (L.A. Confidential, Runaway Jury).

Ms. Sharp also authored a biography of a legendary power couple, Mr. and Mr. Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and their Entertainment Empire (Carroll & Graf), has just been reissued by AudioGo (formerly BBC Audio). She helped turn that seminal biography into the acclaimed film documentary The Last Mogul, released theatrically by ThinkFilm (2005).

Kathleen Sharp's other books include In Good Faith (St. Martin's Press), a true story that was featured on 60 Minutes, and Stalking The Beast: A History of Hollywood Through The King Kong Movies, which began as a fun assignment for Playboy Magazine. She's written essays and stories for The New York Times, Parade, Elle, Vanity Fair, Fortune and many other national magazines.

A former correspondent for The Boston Globe, Kathleen has appeared on Book TV, ABC News, C-SPAN, and The Armstrong Williams Show among others. She's appeared in and consulted on film projects for Turner Classic Movies, Bravo, and The Biography Channel. She's produced segments for National Public Radio's Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and has contributed to several book anthologies, one of which was nominated for a prestigious Edgar award.

A popular radio guest, Kathleen has appeared on dozens of national shows including the Leonard Lopate Show WNYC, The Jordon Rich Show of WBZ (Boston), CBS Radio, A Touch of Gray on WABC and KRLA, Background Briefing on KPFK, The Peter Werbe Show on WRIF (Detroit), and other NPR affiliate shows.

Kathleen Sharp's real-world knowledge of business combined with her unique story-telling abilities bring to life the management lessons and personal triumphs she's witnessed. Her strength stems from understanding complicated issues and how they relate to us as communities and as individuals. Using behind-the-scenes material, she provides concrete lessons in a transformational way that can be tailor-made for any audience.

Ms. Sharp is a dynamic speaker has addressed audiences at the JP Morgan Global Leaders Conference, the Museum of Television & Radio in New York City, the Health Care Compliance Association, The Jewish Federation, and Jonathan Club. She's appeared at the Palm Springs Film Festival, the University of California at Irvine, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara, the University of Southern California, and has been a featured guest at numerous literary events, including the National Steinbeck Center, Pasadena Women Author's Book Festival, CALM's Author Luncheon (for abused children) and the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the nation's largest such event.

Kathleen Sharp is very flexible about customizing a speech that is relevant and addresses a group's specific issues. "I was surprised and loved this." "Sharp was an audience favorite with her true-life (tales)."

Kathleen Sharp has won six awards from the Society of Professional Journalists/Sigma Delta Chi, including a first place prize for investigative reporting. She's been honored with an economic fellowship to study at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Washington, and a health-care fellowship from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication. An entrepreneur in the arts, Kathleen has been named a 2013 Woman of Achievement by Women in Communication.

BOOKS    Search For A Book

  • Blood Medicine: Blowing the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever(2012)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and Their Entertainment Empire (2003)
  • In Good Faith (1995)

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